A Budapesti Fegyház és Börtön, vagyis a „Gyűjtő” területén működő Budapesti Faipari Termelő és Kereskedelmi Kft.-ben munkáltatott fogvatartottak több mint háromezer asztalt, szekrényt, heverőt és közel kétezer ötszáz irodai széket gyártottak2018-ban.
From the Regime Change until today
With the political regime change the European rule of law began to gain influence. The penal policy that began to renew in order to get closer to Europe, in light of human rights and freedoms the humane transformation of the penal system started. Thus the death penalty, strict custody, forced medical labour therapy and strict correctional work was abolished.
The enacting of Act CVII of 1995 on the Prison Service was a significant step, as it defined the place of the prison service within the state, its hierarchy and the regulations defining everyday operation.
On 1 January 2015 Act CCXL of 2013 entered into force, replacing the 35 years old Prison Code on penalties, measures, certain forced measures and on misdemeanour custody. The new regulation contains a number of new elements: it defines basic principles, it integrates a risk management and analysis system into the work of the prison service, with which the needs of the inmates, dangers and reintegrational want are analysed. Within the three regimes – light, medium and strict regime prisons – it created further three regimes: the inmate is integrated into a “general regime” and based on his work, behaviour and professional guidelines he may switch into a different regime. The conditions of his movements and work are defined by the regime he is in. All aims and duties stipulated in the Prison Code serves reintegration, and in the case of prisoners with a life sentence, to establish secure and humane circumstances for them. In the new regulation, the employment of the inmates is featured prominently.